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CommUnity Media in Wallingford: Expansion under consideration

Are you a media maker interested in public service?

WPAA-TV in Wallingford CT may be expanding services - if the right individuals reach out to us - to be either part-time evenings Video Support Techs and/or Unpaid Interns for college credit.

 This volunteer run organization serves the residents and organizations of Wallingford and nonprofits serving New Haven Area and CT filmmakers (criteria applies). 



If you are interested in serving the residents of…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on December 7, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments

October 20th is Community Media Day: We celebrate MidLife Matters

Producers of Community Media invest themselves: Some to make-a-difference. For Community Media Day Oct 20th WPAA-TV is honored to announce the that local Producer Georgian Lussier is being recognized for her investment in informing her viewers as recipient of the Rika Welsh Award from the NorthEast Region Alliance…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on October 20, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Digital Media Curating as a Big Blue Bird

Some rules are meant to be broken to protect your personal space.  In this regard I have learned from teachers who assume Avatar identities to communicate with friend in social media.  

I have done the opposite.  At this time tweets from @FreemanWPAATV are mine and I do 99% of the Outreach communication from the organization I manage under this pseudonym. I also wear the costume at community events to increase our awareness with the next generation.…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Work Life Balance and Productivity

Work Life balance is even more challenging if you work in a non-profit that you are passionate about: And work-life balance is a personal responsibility --- right?  In my paying day job I was totally out of balance and the old habits are not easy to shed in my encore choices. 

So I will travel to #NHV from #w06492 to stretch my mind today at The Writer's Circle. 

Before doing so let me share a good read on What is Productivity:  …

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Added by Susan Huizenga on April 24, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Forget Your Perfect Offering

Sage advice: Stop looking for concepts or tools that might be better than the ones you currently use. Your association with frailty, vulnerability and imperfection will serve you better anything or anyone that promises certainty.

Withering into the Truth

As a present to himself in anticipation of his seventy-eighth birthday, Parker reflects on six lessons he has learned so far in his time on earth. “If one or two of them turn out to be gifts for you,” he says, “my birthday will be even happier.”

Five Keys to Broad and Inclusive Community Engagement

Some simple rules of engagement to build strong communities.

Open Street Project

Announcing a new phase of the Open Streets movement!

As part of the 2016 International Open Streets Summit in Portland, OR, The Street Plans Collaborative – founder of the Open Streets Project – is excited to announce a new phase in the evolution of the movement. To expand capacity and deepen our expertise, we’re thrilled to welcome 8 80 Cities as our primary non-profit [...]

The Body of Research on Open Streets is Growing – come hear about it at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit!

Charles Brown MPA, Senior Researcher with Rutgers University will present findings from the first-ever survey of a university community aimed to increase their overall diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The survey highlights nearly 2,000 surveys from a focus group with Black and Hispanic Residents. Come discuss different strategies on how to use this information to remove [...]

Ottawa Canada expert will share 45 years of experience running NOKIA Sunday Bikedays at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit

Ottawa enjoys two seasons of open streets/canals with 7.8 km of Rideau Canal Skateways and 52 km of car-free NOKIA Sunday Bikedays throughout the capital city Ottowa and Gatineau Park. Come hear Bruce Devine with the National Capital Commission speak at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit about their innovative and data-driven analysis of how [...]

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Crossing the Bridge to Financial Stability in Houston

For more than a century, Houston’s Wesley Community Center has lent a hand to people making their way out of poverty. With a LISC-supported Bridges to Career Opportunities program, the agency has amped up its strategies for helping clients take the reins of their financial lives. One man’s experience shows how it works.

The Green Engine that Could (Restore Neighborhoods)

In the Twin Cities, the Green Line shuttles thousands of Minnesotans to and from work, home, schools and shopping. But more than that, the rail service has lifted neighborhoods all along the line, spurring economic activity, new housing and cultural pride. LISC Twin Cities helped galvanize local groups to be a part of the green line’s planning, and invested $70 million for development projects along the corridor to ensure that low-income residents benefit from the new rail.

NY Attorney General Announces Program with LISC and Enterprise

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a new program—Cities RISE—that provides local governments with innovative technology to help transform problem properties that fell into disrepair following the foreclosure crisis. LISC and Enterprise Community Partners are administering the funds. The program will “hone in on pressing property problems, target resources and track progress around quality of life measures. We’re excited to be part of it,” said LISC Executive VP Denise Scott.

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